Lilidorei at Alnwick Castle - The world’s biggest children’s play park
The world’s biggest children’s play park Lilidorei is open from 25th May 2023.
The fantasy village development is a one-of-a-kind magical adventure where it’s Christmas all year round and where fantastical creatures such as goblins, elves, dwarves and pixies are plentiful. The vision behind the new Lilidorei park aims to help children and adults ‘return to their senses’ and enjoy time away from screens and technology.
The development has cost £15m and features a settlement of earthy wooden houses for children and their parents to explore. The idea for the park was dreamt up by the Duchess of Northumberland, with the name meaning ‘the children’s adventure with play at its heart’.
She hopes to get children to use their imaginations in a screen-free environment and ‘awaken’ their senses as they venture through the gigantic play structure.
The Duchess of Northumberland said: “Lilidorei has lived in my imagination for the past 12 years and I am delighted to bring my creative vision to life.
“The saddest thing is when scientists disprove theories, and we are told that the Loch Ness monster doesn’t exist or that the tooth fairy isn’t real or that Santa is make-believe.”
“Lilidorei turns all this upside down. It exists and it is captivating. (it’s time) to release the magic.”
Visitors are transported to a magical universe through the unique use of immersive sound and zip wires, with slides and climbing walls connecting each area.
Just a 20-25 minute drive from Burnfoot. Find out more here: lilidoreialnwick